- Dealer: John Yark
- Dealership group: Yark Automotive Group
- Full-time employees: 98
- 2012 new-vehicle sales: 2,972, up 12%
- Benefit highlight: Quarterly sales bonus program for sales, service and parts employees
- Cool perk: Family night at Toledo Mud Hens baseball and Toledo Walleye hockey games
- Warren Vess, marketing director, on showing employees that they are valued: "Yark employees and management staff are engaged in the work and family lives of our employees. Since Yark is family owned, it is apparent from the moment a new employee walks in the door that family comes first. The Yark team frequently works around employee family events to accommodate reasonable requests for time off.
"In addition, since part of the Yark business plan is to be a good corporate citizen in supporting local organizations and groups, we regularly get tickets to local events, fundraisers, sports teams, art exhibitions, plays and musicals that are shared with employees.
"Yark holds monthly focus groups to solicit suggestions and feedback from representatives of each department to ensure we are listening to our employees."